Training an animal, human or other, is a matter of arranging connections among events (stimuli and responses) with outcomes (reinforcers or punishers), and doing it in a way that those connections lead to an enduring modification of behavior. In the academic literature the process is called association or conditioning, and elsewhere learning. It involves both the conditions of training and the conditions of motivation that will bring these connections alive. Here I review the various theories of connection that have been offered over time...
Clive Wynne, PhD
The Wolf that Came in from the Cold
Prescott Breeden, BM
The Phenotype of Molecules: Why Nature vs Nurture is the wrong question
Simon Gadbois, PhD
The Neuroscience and Ethology of Canine Social Behavior
The Mind of the ‘Average’ Dog: Are we barking up the wrong tree?
James Serpell, PhD
The influence of owner/handler personality on the behavior of dogs.
Alexandra Horowitz, PhD
The Dog's Point of View
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